Palacios Beacon (Palacios, Tex.), Vol. 53, No. 26, Ed. 1 Thursday, June 30, 1960 Page: 2 of 8
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PALACIOS BEACON, PALACIOS, TEXAS
Thursday, June 30, I960
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FROM THE EXCHANGES .
Ganado Legion Behind Lillie League;
El Campo Jaycees Win National Award
The American Legion is behind
the Little League program in any
manner that they can be of as-
sistance. A spokesman for the Le-
gion made the statement that the
Little League could locate the new
field on any part of the Legion
grounds and that the Little League
would never have to move once
they were located on Legion prop-
• erty.—Ganado Tribune.
'The El Campo Junior Chamber
of Commerce Thursday was named
winner of a third place national
award for outstanding activities
in the category of Public Affairs
during 1959-60. The award was
presented at the 40th annual U.
S. Junior Chamber of Commerce
convention at St. Louis, Mo.—El
J, Allen Wright has announced
through Frank Hensley, Chairman
of the Premium Committee of
Wharton County’s Texas Annual
Youth Rodeo, the presentation of
one of his fine Quarter Horse Colts
to ithe Breakaway Champion of the
July 7-8-9 show.—Wharton Specta-
Residents of a 15-square mile
area in Jackson County are con-
cerned about the creation of a
•drainage district with taxing pow-
ers for the next ten years. A hear-
ing was held in the courthouse in
Edna June 27th on the issue. A
petition has been presented asking
the creation of such district. Citi-
zens, especially of the Carancahua
area, were urged to study the pro-
posal and appear for the hearing.
Carl Snyder, now at Texas A. &
I. was elected as principal of the
Fulton Elementary School, replac-
ing Tom Dannelly, recently po-
moted to the post of co-ordinator of
Elementary Education in the Aran-
sas County School system.—Rock-
Industrial Volunteer Firemen, do-
ing much of the work themselves,
have completed fire truck number
2 for their department. The new
truck will be kept at La Ward. As-
sistant Chief Ralph Cherry of the
LaWard branch expressed appre-
ciation to members and non-mem-
bers who donated cash, parts for
the truck and work.—Edna Herald.
Developers here are pioneering
one of the largest Florida-type sub-
division on the Gulf Coast between
Key West and Brownsville when
they open Copano Cove and Copa-
no Ridge in the near future. Three
miles of channel have been dredged
giving all prospective land owners
frontage where they can moor their
own boats, and opening long dry
Salt Lake to the waters of Copano
Bay. On land four miles of roads
and streets have been constructed
opening the two areas which al-
though they face each other across
Salt Lake, are six miles apart by
car. Also under development is a
commercial harbor and boat basin
with launching facilities, bait
stands and associated businesses
and a 600 foot pier lighted for night
Council for Retarded Children, has
resigned these positions to accept
similar duties with the Army De-
pendent’s School in Germany.—El
Bank deposits in Jackson Coun-
ty have declined since the last re
port and also from the figure a
year ago, statements issued at the
close of business June 15 revealed.
Total deposits of all three banks
were $12,581,467.81 as compared
to $13,336,384.95 a year ago and
$13,742,362.03 in March of this
First of a group of 127 El Cam-
po men shoved off Wednesday for
Fort Hood for the annual National
Guard training camp of the 36th
Division. The main contingent will
leave El Campo next Sunday morn-
ing. The group are in the head-
quarters company of the Second
Medium Tank Battalion, and will
be in training two weeks, returning
to El Campo July 10.—El Campo
Willis Vickery, speech therapist
for the El Campo Independent
School District and president of the
BANK’S OFFICIAL STATEMENT OF FINANCIAL CONDITION OF
THE CITY STATE BANK OF PALACIOS
at Palacios, Texas at the close of business on the 15th day of June, 1960,
pursuant to call made by the Banking Commisioner of Texas in accord-
ance with the Banking Laws of this State.
Loans and discounts, including overdrafts $ 502,195.42
(After deductions of $22,629.61 valuation allowance or bad debt reserve)
United States Government Obligations,
direct and guaranteed .
Obligations of states and political subdivisions
Other bonds, notes, and debentures
Cash, balance due from other banks, including reserve
balances, and cash items in process of collection
(including exchanges for clearing house)
Banking house, or leasehold improvements .............
Furniture, fixtures, and equipment
Other real estate owned
A county airport, a proposed
chamber of commerce office build-
ing and a vast insecticide educa-
tional campaign were some of ma-
jor items discussed at Monday
night’s monthly meeting of the di
rectors of the Jackson County
Chamber of Commerce and Agri-
culture. A proposed county airport
was discussed again, but no definite
action was taken. Marcus Mauritz,
one of the directors, informed the
group a private airport is under
construction north of Ganado for
use by Callaway Brothers in their
crop dusting business. He intimat-
ed this airport possibly could be
converted into a county airport.
Manager Bill Dewey showed a ten-
tative floor plan and front eleva-
tion drawn by Hugh Ottley of a
proposed chamber office building
to be located on either city or coun-
ty property. No further action was
taken pending a further study of
the plans and financial arrange-
Some 180 employees will move
into Wharton during the next few
days, employees of the H. B. Zach-
ry Company, contractors for the
construction of a pipeline through
the county. The Zachry company is
constructing a section of pipeline
which will extend from the Old
Ocean Oil Field near Sweeny to
Ft. Worth then on to Graham
where it will supply gas for the
Texas Electric Service Company.—
LIABILITIES AND CAPITAL ACCOUNTS
Common Capital Stock
Surplus: Certified $50,000.00, Not Certified $ None
(Not to inc’ude specifically allocated reserve for
expenses, or valuation allowances)
Demand deposits of individuals, partnerships,
and corporations ......................................................
Public funds (Inch U. S. Govt., states and political
............. Subdivisions) —.....7 77 .....
•Other deposits (certified & cashier’s checks, etc.)
Total all deposits $2,698,244.26
Total Liabilities and Capital Accounts
X X X X X X
STATE OF TEXAS
COUNTY OF MATAGORDA
I, Bernice S. Bolen, being Cashier of the above named bank, do
solemnly swear that the foregoing statement of condition is true to the
best of my knowledge and belief.
Bernice S. Bolen
Subscribed and sworn to before me this 24th day of June, 1960.
Patricia G, Raplee, Notary Public,
CORRECT - ATTEST JVfetagorda County, Texas
M. M. Brooking
Thomas S. Brandon
G. T. Brooking
R. B. Trull
P. R. Hamill
Due to the increasing drouth and
the drop of water level in the city
wells, residents were requested to
follow a schedule in watering
lawns. Residents west of Main
could water on Monday, Wednes-
day and Friday and the others on
the other three days, with no wa-
tering on Sunday.—Ganado Trib-
IN PALACIOS HISTOKi
FROM OUR EAR1 V FILE*
10 YEARS AGO
Ten civic organizations in Pa-
lacios had joined forces with the
Lions Club in staging a Commun-
ity Carnival here Monday and
Tuesday, July 3rd and 4th.
The 49th annual Baptist Encamp-
ment opened Tuesday with more
than 800 registered.
The Pirates defeated Taiton 10-7
Sunday to tie them for the first
half lead. Both teams having lost
L. L. Stevenson took over as
president of the Rotary Club from
past president, John C. Richards.
Charles Faktor, who had been
in St. Joseph’s Hospital since
April 29 when he was in a car ac
cident, was now at home.
Funeral services were held in
Bay City Sunday for Vance Por
15 YEARS AGO
The Woman’s Missionary Union
of the Corpus Christi District was
at the Baptist Grounds this week.
IM. T. Brooking took over the
presidency of the Rotary Club
from Matthew Burton.
James A. Roberts, of Houston,
was awarded the contract for add-
ing an eight room annex to the
Matagorda General Hospital in
The summer recreational pro-
gram was scheduled to begin Mon
More than 500 Masons from
south Texas met Friday at the
Sam Heard pasture near Louise for
an annual open air ceremonial of
the District Grand A. F. & A. M.
Deaths reported were Mrs. Onnie
O. Starrett and Mrs. Cora Morris,
both on Sunday, June 24.
A total of 17 pieces of property
in some eight additions in the City
of Edna will go up for sheriff’s
sale, August 2. The property is
being sold for taxes.—Edna Herald.
The Esso Baltimore, Humble Oil
and Refining Company’s new tank-
er, is taller than a five-story build-
ing and more than two city blocks
Low Monthly Premiums
Protects The Entire Family
BAY CITY PALACIOS
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20 YEARS AGO
Twenty-seven Masons from Lock-
hart were here over the week-end,
guests of the Palacios lodge.
Over 300 Baptist Young People
from District Five were enjoying
an encampment at the Baptist En-
J. J. Mansfield announced as a
candidate for re-election for con-
gressman from the Ninth District.
Preparations were made for the
Thirty-ninth annual Texas Baptist
Encampment which was to be held
July 2 through the 12th.
A family reunion was held at the
home of Mr. and Mrs. H. Bentz,
honoring his parents who were
leaving for Missoula, Mont., to
make their home.
Deaths reported were John Kop-
nick.v, who passed away June 23 at
his family residence in Deutsch-
burg; Henry Fremont Mozley died
at the family residence near Tur-
tle Bay Sunday, June 23; Mrs. Zula
Starr died in a Houston Hospital,
25 YEARS AGO
A pleasure trip for a party of
Bay City people came to a tragic
end when three of the party were
accidentally drowned. The victims
wore Ellis Hamill, Mrs. H. I’.
Guirt and Mrs. Jack Erwin.
J. Nash of the Austin Bridge Co,,
reported the Seawall project about
one half completed.
Dr. Charles Nestor left for De-
troit to do one year of interne work
at the City Hospital.
A letter from Manuel G’laios,
visiting relatives in Greece, stated
he would leave June 29 on the S.
S. Rex and arrive in New York
about July 7.
Two marriages were reported:
Miss Edith McConnell and Lee Nel-
son on June 22 and Miss Ruth
Bell and Joe Rogers on June 25.
Miss Belle McGlothlin left for
Chicago to do some special work at
the Northwestern University.
The third oil field for Wharton
County was opened when the Texas
Company brought in the No, A-l
The Sharks were defeated by the
El Campo Rice Birds by a score of
8 to 0.
Summerfield's Idea Is Pediculous
The postmaster-general, still try-
ing to make a money-maker out of
the Post Office Department, says
“We propose .... having the
people (persons) who actually use
the mails pay the cost of doing so,
rather than transferring a large
part of this ‘expense’ to the tax-
payers, as is now the case.”
Very well, let us apply this new
users-pny to everything else the
government runs. For instance:
—Ship owners only will pay for
lighthouses, Coast Guard rescues,
harbor and channel maintenance.
—Families of criminals only will
pay for prison costs.
—Farmers only will pay for all
agricultural extension work.
—Drivers only will pay for high-
ways and highway police, on a
—Only those who call the fire
fire department will pay for it.
This soon becomes ridiculous, of
course, hut no more so than the
idea of the- postmaster-general__
Chilton (Wis.) Times-Journal.
What is now the Humble Divi-
sion of Humble Oil & Refining
Company was organized in Hous-
ton by a group of independent pro-
ducers on March 1,1917, little more
than a month before the country
entered World' War I.
DR. JACK KAHN
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Fifth Floor National Bank Bldg
30 YEARS AGO
Miss Jennie Clyde Barnett was
married to A. W. Callaway, Rev.
Carroll B. Ray officiating.
The paving of the business
square was completed.
Mr. and Mrs. T. H. Sullivan pur-
chased the Theb Cafe, which was
located in one of the Pasal build-
ings on Commerce Street,
Koerber’s new filling station at
the corner of Fourth and Main was
35 YEARS AGO
H. C. Lewis accepted a position
as principal and coach in the An-
gleton School. He had held a simi-
lar position in the Palacios school
the last two years.
Mr. and Mrs. I. W. Kinard were
the parents of a girl and Mr. and
Mrs. H. C. Lewis were rejoicing
over a son who was named Robert
45 YEARS AGO
Noble L. Hayes and Miss Eva
Sisson were married, Rev. Shep-
A movement was being started
to place an electric light on top of
the water tower.
Palacios and Bay City were plan-
ning a joint celebration on July
5 to be held in Palacios. Port La-
vaca was celebrating July 3.
It’s no wonder monkeys can be
so calm about space travel—they
are not taxpayers.
Benjamin Franklin designed a
dollar made of silver, brass and
pewter, bearing the motto, “Mind
Your Own Business,” and minted
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